The Oshiwara police, which is probing the matter, said that constable Gokul Devare lost the money in 10 transactions.
After the woman found eight fake profiles that had her photos and names with obscene comments, she approached the Ghatkopar police where an FIR was registered in August.
Even six months after the cell was converted into an independent department, the government is yet to appoint a head for the unit with the post currently handled as an additional charge by Special Inspector General (VIP Security) Krishna Prakash
On Thursday, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Pune City Police arrested two more persons — Shaikh Mohammed Jabbar from Sillod town in Aurangabad district and Mahesh Rathod from Bhokar town in Nanded district.
Vodafone was directed to pay Rs 4.5 lakh to a Mulund resident who fell victim to cybercrime in 2013 after a duplicate of his SIM card was allegedly issued to another person.
Recently, Pune-based Cosmos Bank lost Rs 94 crore in a coordinated digital fraud comprising thousands of online transactions, made possible because of a malware attack on the bank’s systems.
According to Powai police that registered an FIR, this is a case of a Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) scam, where fraudsters intercept the company’s communication, impersonate the hacked parties and get money transferred to their own accounts.
30-year-old man ‘attempted to extort money’ from 24-year-old married woman
Singh said penetration of Internet and self-radicalisation have further added to the woes of law enforcement agencies and that continuance of the availability of radicalised materials on Internet is likely to have drastic change in society.
Borivali resident Sonal Maheshwari told the police that she discovered the theft when she checked her email account and found that Rs 1.56 lakh had been withdrawn from her bank account without her knowledge.
Peter Levashov was charged by US prosecutors with causing intentional damage to a protected computer and wire fraud, which carry a potential prison sentence of up to 52 years if he is convicted at trial.
The police said that in the last week of December last year, a person posing as Shah sent emails to his family members and friends seeking monetary assistance for a friend whose daughter needed an urgent surgery.
Networking giant Cisco and international police organisation Interpol on Tuesday announced an agreement to share threat intelligence.
Arora was a victim of a coordinated cyber attack in which he lost Rs 1,37,000. Five months after the attack, police are yet to make headway in the case.
Gaikwad allegedly posted a screenshot of Kamdar’s fake account, offering him money to change his opinion of Fadnavis.